Whether considering a career in arts administration or just curious about what happens behind the scenes, this program will provide a broad understanding of the industry.

Participants will be mentored through the week by their ensemble coordinator, taking on various administrative and ensemble duties. The week will conclude with diverse experiences offered in concert production across front and back of house. Each day, a different industry professional offers their insights on their own career path and the variety of roles available. Participants will speak with some of Melbourne’s most respected arts administrators and start down the path of networking.

Established arts administrator and musician Laura Holian will guide participants through the week’s activities, examining the seemingly-ambiguous interview process, what not to put on a resume and how to maximise the potential of employment opportunities.


STANDARD This program is not for beginners – participants are expected to have a basic understanding of ensemble instrumentation and be prepared to undertake physical activity
AGE 18 – 30 years
NOTE This program requires additional hours across the Friday and Sunday prior to Summer School, as well as longer days during the Summer School week

Applicants for Arts Administration are asked to provide the following in their application:

– A copy of your CV. If you do not provide this in the application form you must email it to myo@myo.org.au as soon as possible after submitting your application to have it assessed.

– A statement in response to the following questions: What draws you into the world of arts administration? What would you like to learn about during the program? (Approx. 100-150 words.)

Once you have submitted your application form including providing your current CV to MYO, your application will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis. You will be notified by email of the outcome of your application, and, if successful, fees must be paid within 14 days.